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U. R. Ananthamurthy, Kannada novelist

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy popularly known as U. R. Ananthamurthy was born on 21st December 1932. He is a well known contemporary novelist, short story writer and critic in Kannada literature. He is the most important exponent of ‘Navya Movement (The new movement) in Kannada literature.

Caste system, religious rules and traditions and the new values of a changing world are his major themes. Samskara (A Rite for a Dead Man), Bharathipura, Avasthe and Bhava are his major novels. Mouni, Prashne, Clip Joint and Ghata Shradda are his noted short stories. He has received Jnanpith in 1994 and Padma Bhushan in 1998.

Courtesy: ‘U.R. Ananthamurthy’, Movie directed by Mr. Krishna Masadi for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

You can buy this DVD from Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.